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PhD Placements

Dissertation and placement information, by year of graduation, since 2007:

2018-2019
Joanna Fister

2017-2018
Nehan Naim
Committee: John Kwoka, James Dana, Imke Reimers, Gustavo Vicentini
Initial Position: Assistant Professor at College of Environmental Science and Forestry in SUNY, Syracuse, NY
Pukar KC
Committee: John Kwoka, James Dana, Imke Reimers, Gustavo Vicentini
Initial Position: Associate at JP Morgan Chase, Columbus, OH

2016-2017

2015-2016
Aysun Hiziroglu Aygun

Thesis: Human Capital Policy: Three Empirical Essays

Committee: William Dickens, James Dana, Bilge Erten

Initial Position: Assistant Professor at Istanbul 29 Mayis University, Istanbul, Turkey

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Contact: http://econ.itu.edu.tr/en/academic_staff/faculty-member/aysun-hiziroglu

Lihua Han

Thesis: Three Essays on Trust, Geography and Price in Online Market

Committee: James Dana, Imke Reimers, Gustavo Vicentini, Zhongmin Wang

Initial Position: Senior Associate, Acquisition Modelling at Discover Financial Services, Chicago, IL

Thomas PlaHovinsak

Thesis: Three Essays on Housing Policy and Inequality

Committee: William Dickens, Neil Alper, James Dana

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Economics at Longwood University, Farmville, VA

2014-2015

Thesis: Three Empirical Essays in Labor Economics

Committee: William Dickens, Neil Alper, Gregory Wassall

Initial Position: Economist at Moody's Analytics, West Chester, PA

Current Position: Associate Director/Senior Economist at Moody's Analytics, West Chester, PA

Chengyan Gu

Thesis: Three Essays in Empirical Industrial Organization and Merger Policy

Committee: John Kwoka, James Dana, Steven Morrison

Initial Position: Consultant at World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Current Position: JP Morgan Chase

Shaun Patrick O'Brien

Thesis: Three Essays on Labor Economics

Committee: William Dickens, Neil Alper, Osborne Jackson

Initial Position: Economist at San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, CA

2013-2014
Tuvshintulga Bold

Thesis: Three Essays on Competition and Productivity in the U.S. Airline Industry

Committee: Steven Morrison, James Dana, John Kwoka

Initial Position: Consultant/Economist at World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Laura Wholley-Olive

Thesis: Three Essays on the Impact of Market Structure on Network Industries

Committee: John Kwoka, James Dana, Gustavo Vicentini

Initial Position: Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, Boston, MA

Current Position: Associate Director at NERA Economic Consulting, Boston, MA

Rand Ghayad

Thesis: Long-term Unemployment in the Great Recession

Committee: William Dickens, Hugh Courtney, Maria Luengo-Prado, Robert Triest

Initial Position: Economic Expert at Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

Current Position: Economist at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

Xiaoting Hu (Maggie)

Thesis: Three Empirical Essays in Industrial Organization

Committee: James Dana, John Kwoka, Zhongmin Wang

Initial Position: Quantitative Research Analyst at State Street Global Advisors, Boston, MA

Current Position: Quantitative Analyst at Windhaven Investment Management, Boston, MA

Sean Isakower

Thesis: Three Essays on Edgeworth Price Cycles in Western Australia

Committee: James Dana, John Kwoka, Zhongmin Wang

Initial Position: Associate Economist at New York State Department of Public Service, Albany, NY

Irena Vasileva Tsvetkova

Thesis: Consequences of Biotech Innovation in Crop Seed

Committee: James Dana, John Kwoka, Kyle Stiegert, Gustavo Vicentini

Initial Position: Senior Associate at Charles River Associates, Boston, MA

Current Position: Associate at Analysis Group, Boston, MA

2011-2012
Zhi Su

Thesis: Three Essays in Labor Economics

Committee: William Dickens, Neil Alper, Andrew Sum

Initial Position: Assistant Professor at Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China

Ceren Ertan Yoruk

Thesis: Three Essays on the Impacts of Public Policies on Labor Market and Health Outcomes

Committee: William Dickens, Osborne Jackson, Maria Luengo Prado, Andrew Sum

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Economics at Sage Colleges, Albany, NY

Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of School of Management at Sage Colleges, Albany, NY

Man Jia

Thesis: Essays on Human Capital, Expectations and Behaviors

Committee: William Dickens, Neil Alper, Andrew Sum

Initial Position: Senior Fiscal and Policy Analysis at Iowa Department of Revenue, Des Moines, IA

Kamen P. Madjarov

Thesis: Three Essays in Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics

Committee: John Kwoka, Kamran Dadkhah, Zhongmin Wang

Initial Position: Senior Predictive Analytics Engineer at Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA

Current Position: Senior Director of Data Science Team at PowerAdvocate, Boston, MA

Tess Forsell Hubbard

Thesis: Three Essays on Consumer Credit History and the Labor Market

Committee: William Dickens, Neil Alper, Osborne Jackson

Initial Position: Economist at Eastern Research Group, Charlottesville, VA

2010-2011
Vladlena Sabodash

Thesis: Three Essays on Strategic Behavior, Information Revelation and Restructuring in the U.S. Electricity Markets

Committee: John Kwoka, Kamran Dadkhah, James Dana

Initial Position: Associate at Synapse Energy Economics, Cambridge, MA

Current Position: Director of Global Best Practices at Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA

Evgenia Shumilkina

Thesis: Three Essays on Merger Policy and Regulatory Policy

Committee: John Kwoka, Kamran Dadkhah, James Dana

Initial Position: Consultant/Economist at World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Daniel J. Greenfield

Thesis: Three Essays in Empirical Industrial Organization

Committee: James Dana, John Kwoka, Steven Morrison, Zhongmin Wang

Initial Position: Economist in Antitrust I Division at the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.

Renee Michelle Duplantis

Thesis: Estimating and Predicting Merger Effects and Pass-through Rates

Committee: John Kwoka, Steven Morrison, Rick Warren-Boulton

Initial Position: Economist at Microeconomic Consulting and Research Associates, Washington, D.C.

Current Position: Principal at Brattle Group, Toronto, ON, Canada

Andrea Germiniasi

Thesis: Labor Market Imperfections: Effects on Occupational Injuries and Earnings

Committee: Neil Alper, William Dickens, Andrew Sum

Initial Position: Senior Research Analyst at SEIU Healthcare NW 775, Seattle, WA

Current Position: Senior Labor Economist at Genentech, San Francisco, CA

2009-2010
Megan Gay

Thesis: Three Essays on Buyer Power Theory, Dominant HMOs and Technology Transfer

Committee: James Dana, Kamran Dadkhah, John Kwoka

Initial Position: Assistant Director of Product Research at Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA

Current Position: Senior Director of Data Science at Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA

2007-2008
Sanem Ozturk Sergici

Thesis: Three Essays on U.S. Electricity Restructuring

Committee: John Kwoka, James Dana, Michael Politt

Initial Position: Associate at Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

Current Position: Principal at Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA